Careers at Lincoln

Lower School Physical Education Teacher

Lincoln School, founded in 1884, is an independent K-12 Quaker girls’ school in Providence, Rhode Island. We are currently seeking a full-time Physical Education teacher to begin immediately.

Qualified candidates will have experience working with students in elementary school and an ability to develop and teach a comprehensive physical education program that emphasizes health and wellness including building confidence, cooperative skills, physical health, strength, sports skills, positive social skills, and the value of exercise.

Specific responsibilities of the position include N-8 curriculum development, daily planning and teaching, as well as coaching one season in our after-school, interscholastic athletics program. A Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education/Health and Wellness is required; a graduate degree is preferred.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and a list of 3-5 references to Julie Stafford, Human Resources, Benefits, and Payroll Coordinator at jstafford@lincolnschool.org.

Part Time Afternoon Receptionist

Polished and professional, Lincoln School's part-time receptionist will greet guests, answer phones and provide general administrative and clerical support as outlined below.  Hours are Monday–Friday 12:30–6:15 p.m. on school days and 8:30–3:00 p.m. on school vacation weeks and during summer months.

Responsibilities:

●      Greet individuals entering the building (visitors, parents, students, vendors)

●      Answer, screen, and forward phone calls while providing basic information as needed

●      Receive, sort, and distribute mail and deliveries

●      Maintain security by following procedures as they relate to logging visitors and managing the student sign in and out process

●      Maintain attendance records for Middle and Upper School students

●      Perform clerical duties as needed (faxes, mailings, data entry, etc.)

●      Upkeep of the school store including ringing sales and handling merchandise

●      Participate in required professional development opportunities

Special Knowledge/Skills:

●      Self-starter with a positive attitude

●      Model behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible

●      Embrace the mission, vision, and values of Lincoln School

https://www.lincolnschool.org/a-lincoln-school-education/mission-statement

●      Proven experience adhering to security protocols

●      Exceptional coordinative, organizational, and problem-solving skills

●      High degree of accuracy and attention to detail

●      Ability to make quick and accurate decisions, exuding a mature demeanor while multitasking in a deadline-oriented environment with accuracy and consistency

●      Demonstrated ability working with diverse personalities

●      Ability to work collaboratively with a team, and as an independent contributor

●      Ability to exercise good judgment and discretionary skills in determining when to act independently and when to consult Administration prior to taking action

Experience and Training:

●      High School Diploma or GED equivalent required

●      3-5 years of proven work experience as a receptionist, front office representative, or similar role

●      Experience working in schools preferred

●      Operational knowledge of general office machines and telephone systems

●      Excellent phone etiquette and communication skills

●      Oral and written fluency in Spanish preferred but not required

●      Strong written, grammatical, presentation, and verbal communication skills

●      Demonstrated ability in utilizing computer software, such as the Microsoft Office Suite

●      Proven ability to work collaboratively and flexibly with a diverse team of teachers and administrators

Lincoln School's Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

Interested and qualified candidates may send a cover letter and resume to twilson@lincolnschool.org?subject=Afternoon Receptionist

Performing Arts Department Chair

Lincoln School, founded in 1884, is an independent K-12 Quaker girls’ school in Providence, Rhode Island. We are currently seeking a Chair of the Performing Arts Department starting in August 2019.

Qualified candidates will have experience overseeing performing arts faculty in a broad range of disciplines including instrumental and vocal music as well as in all aspects of the theatrical production process. The Department chair role entails working closely with the departmental faculty on curriculum development, best instructional practices, and the yearly professional growth and performance review program.  A central component of the role will be working with the lower, middle, and upper school division directors to develop a strategic vision for the department moving forward in the areas of curriculum and pedagogy. In addition, the Performing Arts Chair will be responsible for planning and implementing Lincoln’s yearly concert series, the school’s fall, winter, and spring plays, and a variety of other special school performances as needed.

Teaching responsibilities will be dictated by the individual candidate’s strengths. The ability to collaborate effectively with a wide range of school constituencies is a key component of the position. A commitment to an all-girls environment, a sense of humor, and the desire to inspire and engage young women in the performing arts are essential. Contributions to school life beyond the classroom are expected, as well as the ability to embrace and forward the Quaker mission of Lincoln School. An advanced degree is preferred.

If interested, please send a resume, statement of educational philosophy, and a list of 3-5 references to Upper School Division Assistant, Kim Lawrence (klawrence@lincolnschool.org). More information about Lincoln School can be found on our website at www.lincolnschool.org.

MS/US Math Position: 2019–2020

Lincoln School, founded in 1884, is an independent K-12 Quaker girls’ school in Providence, Rhode Island. We are currently seeking a full-time Middle and Upper School Math Teacher for the 2019–20 school year.

The position entails teaching mathematics classes in both our Middle and Upper Schools. The successful candidate will be an active member of the Mathematics Department, bringing a strong commitment to Lincoln's evolving STEAM program. They will have experience with and a dedication to student-centered teaching and differentiated instruction. The preferred candidate will value mathematical reasoning, discovery through exploration, and real-world applications of complex ideas. A growth mindset and belief that all students can achieve success in mathematics by celebrating risk-taking and creating a safe space for making mistakes are essential.

Qualities of a top candidate include a sense of humor, enthusiasm to collaborate with colleagues, commitment to an all-girls environment, the ability to work independently and collaboratively, and a continuing interest in professional growth. Contributions to school life beyond the classroom are expected, as well as the ability to embrace and forward the Quaker mission of Lincoln School.  If interested, please send a resume, statement of educational philosophy, and a list of 3-5 references to Middle and Upper School Administrative Assistant, Kim Lawrence, (klawrence@lincolnschool.org).

Senior Advancement Officer

The Opportunity

Lincoln School seeks an experienced Senior Advancement Officer to join a dynamic and growing team at an exciting time in the life of the School. The successful candidate will play a prominent role in securing philanthropic support for Lincoln’s strategic priorities and mission.

About Lincoln School

Founded in 1884, Lincoln operates at the intersection of tradition and innovation. As the nation’s only independent school for girls based on Quaker values, they offer a unique experience for Kindergarten through Grade 12.

At Lincoln, girls come first.  At Lincoln, girls hold all of the leadership positions. Through its size and mission—with a dynamic, challenging and innovative academic program, the School prepares girls to build their confidence; through successes, and through trial and error, through discovery, through laughter, and with joy. Girls practice speaking up and out, tapping into strengths even they may not know they had.

About Our Team

The Advancement Office is a small team of talented professionals who demonstrate exceptional commitment to the School’s mission, customer service, excellence, and an unrelenting desire to surpass expectations. The team values personal and professional growth, works hard, and has fun. Their polish, knowledge of the School, and humility allow them to confidently collaborate with the Head of School, Board of Trustees, parents, alumnae, volunteers, students, faculty, and peers. Lincoln attracts people who are mission-driven professionals who enjoy a fast-paced environment. They are positive teammates with an entrepreneurial spirit, a strong sense of initiative, and a commitment to advancing all girls’ education.

About You

You are a highly productive self-starter with excellent strategic, relationship-building, communication, and diplomacy skills. You are flexible and resilient, a problem-solver who is comfortable with ambiguity and who pitches in whenever and wherever needed. Exceptional writing and editing skills with a sharp attention to detail are your trademark. A results-oriented professional, you have proven yourself as someone who can take on increased responsibility, collaborate with and mentor others, and tackle competing priorities with integrity, humor, and sound judgment. You demonstrate concern for others, share your ideas confidently and respectfully, and approach your work with cheerful persistence. You understand the importance of best practices in fundraising but embrace change and creative solutions to meet the unique needs of the Lincoln community.

Position Summary:

  • Develop and execute strategies to enhance engagement and secure support from individuals at the major gift level ($50,000 to $1,000,000+) as part of a comprehensive fundraising process. For example: The successful candidate will have the ability to take a prospective donor at the $5,000 annual fund level, and, in a donor-centric way, quickly move the prospect to the major gift level.
  • Design and implement a stewardship program for annual leadership, major, and principal gift donors and prospects that is in keeping with best practices and deepens the relationship between Lincoln and its key supporters.
  • Qualify, cultivate, steward, and solicit a pool of approximately 150+ assigned prospects, while establishing long-term donor relationships that spans multiple generations of alumnae.
  • Schedule and complete between 12-15 prospect visits per month and be responsible for annual fundraising goals.
  • Ensure appropriate closure of all planned gifts, including documentation needed to formalize these gifts and serve as liaison with outside counsel when required.
  • The Advancement Officer will also be responsible for organizing selected fundraising efforts and/or projects as assigned.
  • Minimum of five years of demonstrated success as a front-line fundraiser in an educational setting is preferred, including success in closing five- and six-figure gifts.
  • Candidates with a minimum of five years of demonstrated success as a front-line salesperson, including success in closing five- and six-figure sales will also be considered and are encouraged to apply.
  • Attendance at night and weekend Advancement events is an expectation as part of the team.
  • Enthusiastically accepts other duties as needed and assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • The ability and desire to travel regionally and nationally are essential to this role.

Interested candidates, please contact:

Peter Hamilton, Managing Director, Conley Search Group. By phone at (617)-620-9268 or via email at peter@conleysearch.com

All inquiries will be treated as confidential.

Lower School Substitute Teachers

Lower School (Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5) is looking for Substitute Teachers. If you are interested, please forward your resume and references to Maureen Devlin at mdevlin@lincolnschool.org. Thank you.

Little School Substitute Teachers

The Little School (ages 6 weeks to 3 years old) is currently seeking substitute teachers for their program. Experience with that age preferred. Please send resume and letter of interest to svivenzio@lincolnschool.org.

 

Lincoln School does not discriminate in admission or access to, or participation in its programs and activities on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, creed, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, or national or ethnic origin. Nor does Lincoln School discriminate in employment on the basis of any of these categories. Any questions in this regard should be directed to the head of school.